Solar Cells in Smartphone Screens

Researchers advance thin-film energy harvesters

By NEIL SAVAGE  /  JANUARY 2012

Photo: Tim Robberts/Getty Images

18 January 2012—Arman Ahnood, a researcher at the London Centre for Nanotechnology at University College London is working toward a simple goal: “We can have a mobile phone [that] requires charging less often,” Ahnood told a November session at the Materials Research Society’s fall meeting in Boston. It might soon be possible to go a week or more without charging a smartphone. And eventually, we might see a phone that never needs to be plugged in. Read more of this post

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